[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 39 (Tuesday, February 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 12072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4590]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-824; Extension 
of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Form I-
824; Application for Action on an Approved Application.

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    The Department Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection 
request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice is published 
in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected 
agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days 
until April 30, 2012.
    During this 60 day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to 
revise the Form I-824. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I-824 we will 
advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal 
Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public 
will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I-824.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained 
in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and 
associated response time, should be directed to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2020. Comments may also 
be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202-272-0997 or via email at 
uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email, please make 
sure to add OMB Control No. 1615-0044 in the subject box. Written 
comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies 
concerning the collection of information should address one or more of 
the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing 
information collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Action on an 
approved Application or Petition.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I-824; 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Form I-
824 is used to request a duplicate approval notice, or to notify the 
U.S. Consulate that a petition has been approved or that a person has 
been adjusted to permanent resident status.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 20,961 
responses at .416 hours (25 minutes) per response.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 8,607 annual burden hours.
    If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please 
visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/.
    We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 
Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20529-2020, Telephone number 202-272-8377.

    Dated: February 22, 2012.
Sunday Aigbe,
Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-4590 Filed 2-27-12; 8:45 am]
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